GAME BOOK

 

Where is Sam PETERSEN ?

 

 

A vérifier :

-          name of the station 15

-          name of 2 baseball teams 15

-          name of the stadium 15

-          composter” 15

-          “police file” 36

 

 

Niveau : 4ème à 2nde

 

Objectifs :

-          lexique : champs lexical de la police

-          Grammaire : formation des questions au présent et au prétérit, formation des adjectifs composés

-          Civilisation : le baseball, New York city, les dangers d’Internet pour les mineurs

 

Compétences : compréhension écrite surtout, production écrite à la fin.

 

 

RULES

 

You are the hero of the story. That means that YOU make the decisions while reading. You are led to different paragraphs according to the decisions you take throughout the reading of the story.

Start reading the introduction. You will know the main plot[1]. Then, follow the instructions and make your own decisions and answers; they will lead you to the paragraph you have to read next.

Count how many paragraphs you read, it’s essential to follow your OWN story!

Enjoy your adventure and good luck !

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

Your name is Lenny Cross. You are a police inspector, specialised in searching people who have disappeared. Three policemen work with you : Dan Knight, Wendy Forner and Matt Lester.

 

New York City, United States

 Sunday, April 24th, 2007- 8.30 am

 

Today, you have to deal with[2] the disappearance of Sam Petersen, a 11 year-old boy.

The only information you have is that he was going to a baseball match with his dad, who lost him in a metro station.

If you want to interview his father, go to paragraph 15.

If you want to interview his mother, go to paragraph 22.

 

1

 

-“Hello, Mr and Mrs Peterson.”

-“Good evening Inspector. Anything new ?” asks the Mr Peterson, very worried.

-“Your son went to the stadium and bought his ticket for $50. Do you know what he could have done with the money ?” you ask.

-“He sold the ticket ?!! But he LOVES baseball !” Mrs Peterson is surprised.

-“I have no idea, he looked very happy to go to the baseball match with me”, Mr Peterson answers.

-“We don’t give him pocket money because we’re not very rich but he doesn’t need anything”, Mrs Peterson adds.

-“Did he look different last few days ?” Matt asks.

-“No, he was absolutely normal, as usual”, the Dad replies.

-“Do you believe he could take drugs ?”

-“No way[3] !!” they both exclaim.

-“Can you give us the name of his teacher and of his best friends ?” you ask.

-“His best friends are Scott Mac Carthy and Kevin Doherty. His teacher’s name is Mrs Abbott from Lincoln primary school.”

-“What are his hobbies ?” Matt asks.

-“He loves skating”, Mr Peterson answers.

-“Yes, he often goes and skate is the skate park in the 34th avenue. I don’t like when he stays there too much. Most of the boys are older and don’t look that nice. They could be a bad influence for Sam”, Mrs Peterson adds.

-“Thank you. We’ll tell you as soon as we learn something new”, you conclude.

-“Thank you inspector.”

If  you ask Dan to go and interview Scott Mac Carthy 6.

If you ask Mark to interview Kevin Doherty, go to paragraph 18.

If you ask Wendy to go to the skate park, go to paragraph 31.

 

 

2

 

Dan and Wendy look everywhere in the flat : in the cupboards, behind the shelves, in the bins and boxes... The girl is so scared that she cannot stop screaming.

You decide to ask Greg questions. He sounds very nervous and frightened :

-“I bought my ticket to a man 15 minutes before the match, twice its real price, because I absolutely wanted to see the match and I couldn’t get a ticket before.”

-“Can you describe the man who sold you the ticket ?”, you ask.

-“Yes, he is Hispanic, tall, with a scar on the left cheek”, Greg replies.

-“That should be enough to find him, thank you and sorry for disturbing you.”

There is a match in Z stadium tonight.

If you and several policemen circle the stadium to look for Sam there, go to paragraph 3.

If you ask Wendy to interview all the wardens of the stadium and watch the videos to find Sam, go to paragraph 17.

If you ask Dan to see if the ticket seller is there tonight, go to paragraph 30.

 

3

 

You search the stadium to look for clues again : a piece of clothes belonging to Sam, his ticket in the bins around the stadium or on the ground … But you do not find anything. You and many other policemen check all the entrances of the stadium to see if you find Sam. The match is going to start soon so there are more and more people all around. When the match begins, the stadium is packed[4]. You stay twenty minutes after the beginning of the match and cannot see any tracks of Sam…

If you ask Wendy to interview all the wardens[5] of the stadium and watch the videos to find Sam, go to paragraph 17.

If you ask Dan to see if the ticket seller is there tonight, go to paragraph 30.

 

4

 

Nobody has heard of Derek Miller. As you were going to leave, Dan sees a red and blue jacket in a bin, corresponding to the description of Sam’s jacket made by the beggar. He takes it off the bin and sees blood on it.

As Dan takes it to the laboratory to examine the blood on it and check if it is Sam’s blood, you go back to the kids and threaten them :

-“Did someone hit Sam to get his money ?” you shout.

-“Noooo”, they all reply.

-“You’d rather tell me the truth if you don’t want to have big problems, kids !” you insist.

-“We went to the grocer’s, as often. He doesn’t like us and we don’t like him. We just wanted crisps and coke !” a tall long-haired boy confesses.

If you do not believe him and get more violent, go to paragraph 13.

If you go and talk to the grocer, go to paragraph 27.

 

5

 

Mrs Abbott, the teacher is a tall fat woman with big glasses. She looks nice and knows Sam well. She is very sad to learn that he disappeared.

-“He is quite a good pupil, interested and serious. He is very shy though.

-          “Has he got friends ?”

-          “Yes, he has two very good friends : Scott Mac Carthy and Matt Doherty.”

-          “What do you know of his relationship with his parents ?”

-          “I know his parents quite well. They always come to meetings and school parties when there are some and consider their son’s education very seriously. I think they get along with Sam.”

If you interview If  you ask Dan to go and interview Scott Mac Carthy 6.

If you ask Mark to interview Kevin Doherty, go to paragraph 18.

If you ask Matt and Wendy to look for information in every metro stations from D station to the stadium, go to paragraph 7.

 

6

 

Scott Mac Carthy lives near Sam’s. He is a blond boy with blue eyes and looks like an angel. He lives alone with his mother who is rather worried to see the police coming to talk to his son.

-“Don’t worry Mrs Mac Carthy. Scott is Sam’s good friend and we just want to learn more about him,” Dan tells her.

-“Sam Peterson ?” the mother asks, surprised.

-“Yes. He disappeared last night during the baseball match.”

-“He disappeared ! Oh my God that’s terrible ! Do you think he’s been kidnapped ?”

-“That’s what we want to know. Can I talk to Scott alone please ?”

-“Sure.”

She shows Dan Scott’s room. He is playing a baseball game on his console.

-“You like baseball too, don’t you ?” Dan asks Scott.

-“Yes, I love it !”

-“What are Sam’s other hobbies ?”

-“He loves baseball too, I was so jealous when he told me that he was going to the match yesterday ! He also likes skate boarding and playing the console. We often play the console together. He is supposed to come and play with me today but he’s late.”

-“Do you practice sport with him ?”

-“We play baseball and sometimes basket ball together, with Kevin. But he doesn’t skate with us. He skates with other friends.”

-“Do you know these other friends ?”

-“I met them once or twice, but we are too different. We don’t really get along[6].”

-“Why ?”

-“They are a bit older and stay out late. I feel uneasy[7] with them.”

-“Okay, I understand. What was Sam like ? Was he nice, courageous, shy …?”

-“He was very nice and rather shy.”

-“Do you think he could miss the match to escape from his parents ?”

-“No way ! He would never miss the match ! And he would never leave home either !”

-“Okay. Thanks a lot !”

If you ask Mark to interview Kevin Doherty, go to paragraph 18.

If you ask Wendy to go to the skate park, go to paragraph 31.

 

7

 

Matt and Wendy interviewed many people working in metro stations, regular travellers, or beggars. Only one of them remembers Sam well.

-“I saw a beggar near the station just before the stadium. He always stays there. Sam went out of the station and asked him the direction to the stadium. He didn’t look afraid at all. He just looked like a nice boy with a red and blue jacket”, Wendy reports.

-“He may have escaped his father on purpose[8] to go somewhere else or join his friends, or even a girlfriend.”

-“Yes, that’s what I thought. But his Dad didn’t say that they didn’t get along[9]. And he was a baseball fan !” Wendy says.

-“When you’re 11 years old, it sucks[10] to watch a baseball match with your Daddy !”,
Matt replies.

-“Really ? Already ?”

 

If you ask Wendy to interview his teacher, go to paragraph 5.

If you go to the stadium with Matt to find more clues, go to paragraph 25.

If you go with Dan to interview his parents again about their relationship with their son, go to paragraph 29.

 

8

 

You look at your watch : it is already 11.30 am. It’s too late !

You go to the park with Dan, Wendy and Mark and wait there for an hour, but do not see Sam…

Your investigation[11] has been too long !

You give all the information you have to the police of Washington and hope they will find Derek Miller and Sam on time.

Your investigation is over. You failed.

 

9

 

Matt just called Greg.

-“He sounded very polite and quiet. He bought his ticket to a man 15 minutes before the match twice its real price because he absolutely wanted to see the match and couldn’t get a ticket before.”

-“Do you have the description of the man who sold the ticket ?”, you ask.

-“Yes, he is Hispanic, tall with a scar on the left cheek. That should be enough to find him.”

There is a match in Z stadium tonight.

If you and several policemen circle the stadium to look for Sam there, go to paragraph 3.

If you ask Wendy to interview all the wardens[12] of the stadium and watch the videos to find Sam, go to paragraph 17.

If you ask Dan to see if the ticket seller is there tonight, go to paragraph 30.

 

10

 

You find who was working there the night before. He just arrived and is having a coffee in the staff[13] room.

You introduce yourself and show him a photo of Sam :

-“Do you recognise him ? Have you seen him yesterday night ?”

-“Yes, I remember him. He came here to buy a ticket to Washington.”

-“Did you sell him the ticket ?”

-“No, even though he insisted much, he is too young to travel alone. I’m not allowed to sell him a ticket except if he is with an adult.”

-“You see an eleven-year-old kid trying to buy a ticket to Washington and do not call the police ?” you ask, angry.

-“I see some kids like that every night… But he came back a short while[14] later, to buy two tickets : one for him and one adult ticket. I saw him walk to the phone booth, so I reckon he found someone older to travel with him.”

-“Alright. When did he leave ?” you ask in a hurry[15].

-“It was too late for the night bus so he must be leaving this morning I guess, I can’t remember the time, sorry.”

-“Thank you.”

If you want to check the results of the blood test, go to paragraph 38.

Otherwise, go to paragraph 14.

 

 

11

 

Sam has no cell phone[16] and his parents’ phone are in the living-room. You check the last numbers dialled. Apart from his friends Scott Mac Carthy and Kevin Doherty, members of the family and some of the parents’ friends, there are no other phone calls.

If you ask Mark to look for his e-mails, go to paragraph 21.

If you believe he may have gone to watch a skate competition in another city, you ask Wendy to look for the locations of skate competitions, go to paragraph 34.

 

12

 

You enter the flat with Wendy and Dan, showing Greg your police card and your guns. He looks frightened. His girlfriend, who is watching TV stands up and shouts :

-“Oh my God, Greg, what’s happening ?”

-“I don’t know, I haven’t done anything bad, what do you want ?” Greg asks you.

If you ask Wendy and Dan to search the flat while you stay with Greg to keep him quiet, go to paragraph 2.

If you start asking him questions, go to paragraph 37.

 

 

13

 

-“Don’t tell me rubbish ! you shout, very angry. Someone may have kidnapped your friend or even tortured him, or raped him !”.

One of the children starts crying.

-“If you know something, you must tell us to save your friend ! If he told you something or if he has enemies, please tell us”, you go on[17].

-“We promise you we don’t know anything ! He looked normal yesterday !” one of them says.

-“He even looked very happy”, another one adds.

-“He may have gone on a break alone or with another friend but I swear he didn’t tell anyone here !”

-“No, he’s too shy to leave alone, he may have been killed !” another one cries.

-“Lenny, those kids don’t know anything, Dan tells you. Let’s go.”

If you haven’t been to the grocer’s yet, go to paragraph 27.

If you have, you can either go to the station (go to paragraph 10) or check the results of the laboratory concerning the blood on Sam’s jacket (go to paragraph 38).

 

14

 

Mark calls you.

-“Sam exchanged e-mails with Derek Miller yesterday night; Derek asked Sam to take two tickets, including one adult ticket. He pretends to be 13 years old but to look older and want to join him here in New York and to travel together to Washington this morning. He sent a photo of a kid but I believe he is an adult paedophile.”

-“Where and what time are they meeting ?”

-“Elisabeth Park at 10.45 am”.

You look at your watch. It is 10.20 am.

If you go to the meeting alone with Dan, Wendy and Mark, go to paragraph 28.

If you call many policemen to circle the park, go to paragraph 26.

 

 

15

 

-“Good morning, Mr Peterson, I’m inspector Lenny Cross, and this is my colleague Wendy Forner. Can you explain us what happened the night when your son disappeared ?”

-“It was his 11th birthday. He loves baseball so I took him to the X stadium to see Z against R. We took the metro…”

-“Which station ?” you interrupt him.

-“D station. It was so crowded[18] ! Sam validated his ticket first and when it was my turn, I realised that I had no more tickets, so I asked Sam to wait for me and bought a ticket but the metro arrived. I ran to take the metro with my son but it left with him inside. I shout to ask him to wait for me at the next station. I took the following train and stopped at the following station but I couldn’t find him there.”

-“Did you look for him somewhere else ?”

-“Of course, I did ! I looked for him all night in every station !”

-“Did he have the baseball ticket ?”

-“Yes. I went to the stadium but it was even more crowded than the station, so I came back home and called the police.”

-“Thank you.”

 

If you ask Dan to look at the video of the metro station to check[19] the father’s story and look for more information and clues[20], go to paragraph 35.

If you ask Matt and Wendy to look for information in every metro stations from D station to the stadium, go to paragraph 7.

 

 

16

 

Dan wears sunglasses and pretends to be a mere[21] walker; Wendy seats on a bench with a newspaper, Dan and you pretend to be friends walking and talking. You see Sam coming and see a tall man with a long black jacket walking in his direction. You order Wendy, who is next to him, to arrest him. He protests and does not understand.

Then, Dan sees another man looking at the man and Wendy and running away. You run after him. Mark follows him too.

He manages to escape and may meet other young boys on the Internet.

He was a paedophile indeed, pretending to be a kid to meet other young boys on the Internet. The police of Washington had tried to arrest him but could never find him. He is free again and will not go to jail this time either…

The tall man with the black jacket is released.

Sam is relieved[22] to know that the grocer is fine, will never annoy[23] him any more and his parents are happy to see him but will always be frightened to meet Derek again as he is still free !

You failed to arrest the paedophile. Your investigation[24] is over.

 

17

 

Wendy showed the photo of Sam to all the wardens and none of them remembers him. They did not see any boy alone, most of the eleven-year-old children were with their parents or with other children a bit older.

-“But they all said that it is too crowded to remember anyone and a child alone could easily come in the stadium with a valid ticket.”

-“Alright. What did you see on the video ?” you ask her.

-“No tracks of Sam. Only a man, Greg Martin, sat instead of Sam and no one next to him, instead of his father.”

If you and several policemen circle the stadium to look for Sam there, go to paragraph 3.

If you ask Dan to see if the ticket seller is there tonight, go to paragraph 30.

 

18

 

 

Kevin Doherty lives in a small house with his two parents and two younger sisters.

All the family look terrified to learn Sam’s disappearance. Mark wants to talk to Kevin alone.

“Do you know Sam well ? Mark asks Kevin.

-“Yes, very well. We are best friends, with Scott.”

-“Scott Mac Carthy ?”

-“Yes.”

-“Did he look different recently ?”

-“No, he was exactly as usual.”

-“Did he have problems with other friends or with his family ?”

-“No, he would have told Scott and me.”

-“Does he have other friends ?”

-“He talks to many people at school. Everybody likes him. He also has other friends from the skate park. But I don’t really know them. I prefer basket ball.”

-“Do you reckon he is able to escape ?”

-“Escape ? You mean to leave home ? No, I don’t think so.”

-“Okay, thanks Kevin.”

If  you ask Dan to go and interview Scott Mac Carthy 6.

If you ask Wendy to go to the skate park, go to paragraph 31.

 

 

19

 

None of the Derek Millers of New York city seem to have exchanged e-mails with Sam.

You and Mark go back to the skate park to find someone who knows this Derek Miller, go to paragraph 4.

 

20

 

Dan checked all the shops of the right side and Wendy checked the shops of the left side.

-“None of the shop keepers recognised the photo of Sam”, Wendy said.

-“What about you, Dan ?” you ask.

-“The newsagent saw him. As[25] he was sweeping the entrance of his shop, he saw Sam hurrying to catch a bus,” Dan answers.

-“Do you know which bus ?”

-“The shop keeper couldn’t remember but I checked : only two buses stop there. And only the timetable of bus number 34 matches.”

-“Great !”

If you ask Dan to check the stops of bus number 34, go to paragraph 23.

If you go and see his parents again, to know more about Sam and his friends, go to paragraph 1.

 

21

 

-“Sam has no cell phone[26] but many e-mails from a friend called Derek Miller, who insists for them to meet”, Mark reports.

-“Derek Miller ? Who is he ? Where does he come from ?” you ask, puzzled[27].

-“His parents have never heard of him, nor his teacher or his friends Mark and Scott. It looks weird. I reckon we should look for this boy.”

If you and Mark go back to the skate park to find someone who knows this Derek Miller, go to paragraph 4.

If you ask Wendy and Dan to look for all the Derek Millers of New York city, go to paragraph 36.

 

22

 

-“Good morning, Mrs Peterson, I’m inspector Lenny Cross, and this is my colleague Wendy Forner. Can you explain us what happened the night when your son disappeared ?”

-“It was his 11th birthday. He loves baseball so my husband took him to the X stadium to an important match. They were so excited !” she says, crying.

-“How did they go there ?”

-“They took the metro…”

-“Which station ?” you interrupt him.

-“D station. But it was apparently very crowded[28] ! Sam went first and my husband lost him. I don’t really know how it happened, but the metro is sometimes so packed and people are all in a hurry and don’t care for other people !”

-“Yes, that’s true. What did your husband do ? Did he look for him ? Did he take the metro ?”

-“I think Sam took the metro alone. My husband ran to take it but didn’t. He took the following train and stopped at the following station but he couldn’t find him there.”

-“Did he look for him somewhere else ?”

-“Yes, he looked for him all night in every station ! He came back here after midnight, wake me up and told me the story. We immediately called the police. I couldn’t sleep all night. Please do something !”

-“We’ll do everything we can Mrs Peterson. Did he have the baseball ticket ?”

-“Yes. I think my husband gave it to him before they left.”

-“Thank you.”

If you ask Matt and Wendy to look for information in every metro stations from D station to the stadium, go to paragraph 7.

If you interview the father, go to paragraph 15.

If you ask Dan to look at the video of the metro station to check[29] the story and look for more information and clues[30], go to paragraph 35.

 

 

 

23

 

Bus number 34 does not go to Sam’s home. If he took this bus alone, he did not want to go back home, or he would have taken the metro. He wanted to go somewhere else. He may have wanted to escape or to join some friends.

If you go and see his parents again, to know more about Sam and his friends, go to paragraph 1.

If you ask Dan and Mark to go to the bus company and find the bus driver to interview him, go to paragraph 33.

 

24

 

There are no buses going from New York to Florida on Saturday nights and the one leaving on Sundays would arrive too late in Florida for the competition.

If you check his phone calls with Dan, go to paragraph 11.

If you ask Mark to look for his e-mails, go to paragraph 21.

 

25

 

You learn that a man had Sam’s seat in the stadium the night of the match, but his dad’s seat was empty. The name of the man is Greg Martin.

If you call Greg Martin to know where he got his ticket, go to paragraph 9.

If you reckon that he may have kidnapped Sam, you go and see him at home, go to paragraph 12.

 

26

 

If you have already read more than 14 paragraphs, go to paragraph 8.

I you have read 14 paragraphs or less, go to paragraph 32.

 

27

 

As you come in, you see that the grocer’s forefront is wounded[31].

“They often come here and disturb everything. They steal a pack of crisps, a sandwich, a chocolate bar or anything, and they always insult me. Yesterday night, four of those bad kids came. Three of them escaped quickly but the last one kicked the shelf[32] and fell down, with all the bottles of the shelf. I fell down and a piece of glass from one of the bottles hurt my face, as you can see”, the grocer tells you.

You realise that the blood on the jacket must be the grocer’s. Sam probably thought he killed the grocer and escaped far away.

If you go to the nearest train and bus station, go to paragraph 10.

If you go back to the skate park to threaten the kids and be more violent, go to paragraph 13.

 

28

 

If you have already read more than 14 paragraphs, go to paragraph 8.

I you have read 14 paragraphs or less, go to paragraph 16.

 

29

 

-“Sorry to disturb you again but we have some more questions”, you ask.

-“Yes, sure” Mr Peterson  answers.

-“What were your relationship with Sam ?”

-“Excellent. He was a very good boy, serious, with good results at school.”

-“Do you reckon he may have run away[33] ?” Dan asks.

-“What do you mean ?”

-“Do you think he wanted to go to the stadium alone or even miss it to meet friends or a girlfriend or go somewhere else ?”

-“No way !” Mrs Peterson answers, surprised, “He loves baseball and would never miss it ! And he is just a kid, he doesn’t have a girlfriend yet !”

-“He is a nice boy and has no reason to escape”, adds Mr Peterson.

-“Did he have a normal behaviour last few days ?”

-“Yes, totally normal, as usual.”

-“Okay, thank you. Sorry to disturb you.”

You go to the stadium with Matt to find more clues, go to paragraph 25.

 

30

 

Dan has no problem to find the man as the description was rather complete.

-“Hello, I am inspector Dan Knight from the police. Did you see that boy yesterday night ?” Dan asks the man, showing his a photo of Sam.

-“Oh yes, I recognise him well. He came and see me just before the match to sell me his ticket. He is quite a businessman, even though he’s very young !” the ticket seller laughs.

-“What do you mean ?”

-“I asked for $40 but he disagreed because it was written $45 on the ticket. I agreed to pay $45 but he insisted to get $50.”

-“Did you finally buy it ?”

-“Yes, I gave him $50 and sold it 5 minutes later.”

-“Did the kid tell you why he wanted the money or where he was going ?”

-“No, I was busy selling the tickets before the match and it was going to start.”

-“Okay thanks.”

-“You’re welcome.”

You do not know why he wanted this money desperately.

If you go and see his parents again, to know more about Sam and his friends, go to paragraph 1.

If you believe he bought something near the stadium, you ask Dan and Wendy to search the shops around. Go to paragraph 20.

 

31

 

Wendy finds many boys who all know Sam.

-“Did you see him yesterday night ?” Wendy asks.

-“Yes, he came here without his skate.”

-“What did he say ?”

-“He was proud because he had earned $50 !”

-“Do you know what he wanted to do with that money ?”

-“No, he didn’t’, a short red-haired boy replies.

-“Yes, he did. He said he wanted to say good bye before leaving”, another one says.

-“Leaving ? Where ?” Wendy asks.

-“He didn’t say.”

She could not get more clues.

If you check his phone calls with Dan, go to paragraph 11.

If you ask Mark to look for his e-mails, go to paragraph 21.

If you believe he may have gone to watch a skate competition in another city, you ask Wendy to look for the locations of skate competitions, go to paragraph 34.

 

32

 

The police cars are hidden everywhere around the park. Dan wears sunglasses and pretends to be a mere[34] walker; Wendy seats on a bench with a newspaper, Dan and you pretend to be friends walking and talking. You see Sam coming and see a tall man with a long black jacket walking in his direction. You order Wendy, who is next to him, to arrest him. He protests and does not understand. Then, Dan sees another man looking at the man and Wendy and running away. You call the policemen parked near him to arrest him and run to join them.

He was a paedophile indeed, pretending to be a kid to meet other young boys on the Internet. The police of Washington had tried to arrest him but could never find him.

He will be judged and put in jail[35].

The tall man with the black jacket is released.

Sam is relieved[36] to know that the grocer is fine, will never annoy[37] him any more and his parents are so happy to see him !

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33

 

-“The bus driver, Molly Harris, saw him yesterday. She remembers him well because she doesn’t like children taking the bus alone at night, Mark starts. She asked him why he was alone and where he was going as he looked like a good child and he answered that he is going to see friends near home and that his parents were working late but knew what he was doing…”

-“He lied ! He wanted to escape for sure !” you guess.

-“He didn’t look scared or lost at all, the bus driver said”, Dan adds.

-“And did she say where he stopped ?” you ask.

-“Yes, he stopped at the skate park”, Mark replies.

If you go and see his parents again, to know more about Sam and his friends, go to paragraph 1.

If you send Wendy to the skate park to interview his friends, go to paragraph 31.

 

 

34

 

There were no important skate competition near New York yesterday night. The closest one takes place[38] this afternoon in Florida, which is really far !

If you check his phone calls with Dan, go to paragraph 11.

If you ask Mark to look for his e-mails, go to paragraph 21.

If you want Wendy to check the buses and trains going to Florida yesterday and this morning, go to paragraph 24.

 

35

 

The father was right. Dan saw Sam taking the metro in a crowded station. His dad was running after him and missed the metro but tried to shout something, probably to wait for him at the following station.

If you go and talk to the teacher, go to paragraph 5.

If you ask Matt and Wendy to look for information in every metro stations from D station to the stadium, go to paragraph 7.

 

36

 

There are 78 Derek Millers in New York city. Three of them have a police file.

If you ask Wendy and Dan to look for the three Derek Millers and check their e-mail addresses, go to paragraph 19.

If you and Mark go back to the skate park to find someone who knows this Derek Miller, go to paragraph 4.

 

37

 

Greg sounds more quiet and very polite :

-“I bought my ticket to a man 15 minutes before the match, twice its real price, because I absolutely wanted to see the match and I couldn’t get a ticket before.”

-“Can you describe the man who sold you the ticket ?”, you ask.

-“Yes, he is Hispanic, tall, with a scar on the left cheek”, Greg replies.

-“That should be enough to find him, thank you and sorry for disturbing you.”

There is a match in Z stadium tonight.

If you and several policemen circle the stadium to look for Sam there, go to paragraph 3.

If you ask Wendy to interview all the wardens of the stadium and watch the videos to find Sam, go to paragraph 17.

If you ask Dan to see if the ticket seller is there tonight, go to paragraph 30.

 

38

 

Before leaving the grocery, you ask the shop keeper his blood group.

The laboratory confirms that it is not Sam’s blood but the grocer’s.

Go to paragraph 14.

 

 

 


QUIZZ

 

I) GEOGRAPHY

 

In which country does the story take place ? In which city ? __________________________

Draw a map of the country and colour New York, Florida and Washington ?

How far is Florida from New York city ? Florida is _____ km = ______ miles from New York city.

What about Washington ? Washington is _____ km = ______ miles from New York city.

 

II) COMPOUND ADJECTIVES

 

Look at the following phrase :

 

a tall long-haired boy

 

-          What is the noun ? __________.

-          What is the compound adjective ? _____________.

-          Fill in the blanks with N (Noun) or ADJ (=Adjective).

This compound adjective is made of ___________ + _________-ED + ________

- What is the non compound adjective ? _________.

 

Turn the following phrases by a compound word. (Attention : les adjectifs ne s’accordent pas !)

-          a dog with green eyes Þ_____________________________

-          a woman with a black hair Þ__________________________

-          a child who is well educated Þ__________________________

-          a man who has a bad behaviour Þ__________________________

-          a grandmother who is eighty years-old Þ__________________________

 

III ASKING QUESTIONS

 

1)      Look at these questions in the present tense :

 

What do you know of his relationship with his parents ?

Do you practice sport with him ?

Do you know Sam well ?

Does he have other friends ?

What do you mean ?

 

-          Colour in blue the subject.

-          Colour in red the auxiliary.

-          What is the auxiliary in the present tense ? I/you/we/they Þ_____ he/she/it Þ______

-          Colour in green the verb. Is it conjugated ? ______

-          Colour in orange the interrogative word. Do you always have one ? ____

 

Conclude :

The order of the words in a question in the present tense is : __________________________________

 

 

2)      Look at these questions in the past tense :

 

 

Did someone hit Sam to get his money ?

Did you sell him the ticket ?

Did you look for him somewhere else ?

Did he have the baseball ticket ?

What did you see on the video ?

How did they go there ?

Did you see that boy yesterday night ?

 

-          Colour in blue the subject.

-          Colour in red the auxiliary.

-          What is the auxiliary in the past tense ? I/you/he/she/it/we/they Þ______

-          Colour in green the verb. Is it conjugated ? ______

-          Colour in orange the interrogative word. Do you always have one ? ____

 

Conclude :

The order of the words in a question in the past is : __________________________________

 

 

 



[1] Plot = story

[2] deal with =

[3] no way = absolutely not

[4] packed = crowded, full of people

[5] warden = guardian

[6] get along = “bien s’entendre

[7] uneasy = mal à l’aise

[8] on purpose = he wanted to

[9] get along = get on well = “bien s’entendre

[10] it sucks = you look ridiculous

[11] investigation = “enquête

[12] warden = guardian

[13] staff = people who work there

[14] while = moment

[15] in a hurry = fast

[16] cell phone = mobile phone

[17] go on = continue

[18] crowded = full of people

[19] check = make sure

[20] clue = « indice »

[21] mere = simple

[22] relieved = « soulagé »

[23] annoy = « embêter »

[24] investigation = « enquête »

[25] as = « alors que »

[26] cell phone = mobile phone

[27] puzzled = surprised

[28] crowded = full of people

[29] check = make sure

[30] clue = « indice »

[31] wounded = hurt

[32] shelf = « étagère »

[33] run away = « s’enfuir »

[34] mere = simple

[35] jail = prison

[36] relieved = « soulagé »

[37] annoy = « embêter »

[38] take place = happen